Here's an epic bird's eye view of one of the most well known lighthouses in Northern England, compliments of contributor jonathanrichards. Flamborough Head is a peninsula in the North Sea in Yorkshire County. Given the spot's importance to important coastal shipping lanes, there has been a lighthouse here since 1674. The current structure, which was built in 1806, was the world's first to use color in its signal. It's still operational, although the lighthouse has been automated since 1996.